Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
Dear St. Joseph Families,
It is with great pleasure to announce that we have earned our re-accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement.
The accreditation process began with a self-study and included input from various stakeholder groups including teachers, parents, students, school board members, and parish committees. Following the self-study, a team of volunteer educators from Middle States member schools conducted an on-site peer review visit in May of 2019 to observe school operations and interview various stakeholder groups.
The visiting team made its recommendation to the Middle States Association Commissions, which voted on the accreditation this month.
“The Middle States accreditation process brings together school leaders, teachers, parents and students to develop a strategic plan for the future that is built upon continuous school improvement,” said Lisa Marie McCauley, Ed.D., president of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. “Middle States accredited schools benefit from the power of peer review and should be commended for their commitment to collaboration, growth and advancing student achievement.”
Based in Philadelphia, the Middle States Association is the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement. With more than 2,500 accredited schools and school systems in 34 states and over 100 countries, MSA-CESS is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education in the 21st century. For more information visit www.msa-cess.org.